dancing in the moonlight

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Born in Shanghai, China, raised in Queens, New York and unfurled in Bordeaux, France, Christine Fang (she/her) is a Chinese American artist who received her MFA in Professional Acting from the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School (BOVTS) in the UK. 

 

At BOVTS, Christine was trained under Olivier Award winning actor, Paul Clarkson, Carol Fairlamb (former Resident Vocal Coach at the Sydney Theatre Company), and international movement director, Jonathan Howell. Before BOVTS, she studied Meisner at the Esper Studio, improv at Upright Citizens Brigade (rip), and clown/bouffon at The Funny School (also rip, damn covid!) in New York and École Philippe Gaulier (merci maître) in Paris. 

 

As a first-generation Chinese American, Christine learned English by watching films and television (Schindler's List at age 7 is a move) which is how she realized she wanted to be in that screen, in that box with metal ears - living lives. As she grew and consumed a variety of art and content, Christine began to recognize what she hopes for in her own oeuvre. The live wire quality of theatre thrills her to her toes and her LOVE of arthouse films (everything on The Criterion Channel and without fail, all of A24 decisions) and HBO runs deep. She hopes to create and collaborate internationally in new works that interrogate and inspire and reimagine classics that transcend time. Exploring the BIPOC experience in her work is her: challenging the norms, championing the seemingly mundane, and unearthing the breadth of identity. 

 

Christine regards herself as an actor who can sing, if requested, and dance, whenever there is music on. She enjoys singing along to musical theatre tracks but has found her singing voice while singing pop alt songs and after years at Broadway Dance Center, she is a mover most drawn to contemporary, jazz funk, and hip hop styles. Christine is a lover of languages, being luckily born into the Chinese language (big ups to those learning Chinese as a second language, she is not easy) and having grown up with American English to traversing British English and French, she is currently studying Spanish on her down time and hopes from Spanish to gain a better acquaintance of Italian. Christine loves handwritten notes on scratch paper to pals, a sour IPA or a glass of red, and Spotify's personalized weekly mixes. Let's dance it out xx

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